Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is a medium of communication used by researchers, lecturers, teachers, practitioners, and University student for submitting result of studies and prioritized result of research in the field of theoretical physics, applied physics, and physics learning include: development of instruments of evaluation physics, development of instructional media physics, the development of learning model of physics, and Quasi-Experiment.

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) published comprehensive research articles and reviews by leading experts in the field. Selected articles, which has a high scientific achievement, provide important new knowledge, and high benefits to society of physics and physics education.


Section Policies


Checked Open Submissions Checked Indexed Checked Peer Reviewed

Peer Review Process

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) reviewing policies are:

  1. Every submitted paper will be reviewed by at least two peer-reviewers.
  2. Reviewers are unaware of the identity of the authors, and authors are also unaware of the identity of reviewers (Blind Peer Reviews).
  3. Reviewing process will consider novelty, objectivity, method, scientific impact, conclusion, and references.

The Editor shall inform you of the results of the review as soon as possible, hopefully between 1 - 2 months. Please notice that may be paper submissions to Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) the duration of the review process can be up to  3 months.

Using Double Blind Peer Reviews


Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.



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Publication Ethics and Malpractice Statement

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal. This statement clarifies ethical behaviour of all parties involved in the act of publishing an article in this journal, including the author, the chief editor, the Editorial Board, the peer-reviewer and the publisher (Universitas Papua). This statement is based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

Ethical Guideline for Journal Publication

The publication of a peer-reviewed article in of Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is an essential building block in the development of a coherent and respected network of knowledge. It is a direct reflection of the quality of the work of the authors and the institutions that support them. Peer-reviewed articles support and embody the scientific method. It is therefore important to agree upon standards of expected ethical behavior for all parties involved in the act of publishing: the author, the journal editor, the peer reviewer, the publisher, and the society.

Universitas Papua as the publisher of Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) takes its duties of guardianship over all stages of publishing extremely seriously and we recognize our ethical and other responsibilities. We are committed to ensuring that advertising, reprint or other commercial revenue has no impact or influence on editorial decisions. In addition, Universitas Papua and Editorial Board will assist in communications with other journals and/or publishers where this is useful and necessary.

Publication decisions

The editor of the Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is responsible for deciding which of the articles submitted to the journal should be published. The validation of the work in question and its importance to researchers and readers must always drive such decisions. The editors may be guided by the policies of the journal's editorial board and constrained by such legal requirements as shall then be in force regarding libel, copyright infringement and plagiarism. The editors may confer with other editors or reviewers in making this decision.

Fair play

An editor at any time evaluates manuscripts for their intellectual content without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, ethnic origin, citizenship, or political philosophy of the authors.


The editor and any editorial staff must not disclose any information about a submitted manuscript to anyone other than the corresponding author, reviewers, potential reviewers, other editorial advisers, and the publisher, as appropriate.

Disclosure and conflicts of interest

Unpublished materials disclosed in a submitted manuscript must not be used in an editor's own research without the express written consent of the author.

Duties of Reviewers

Contribution to Editorial Decisions

Peer review assists the editor in making editorial decisions and through the editorial communications with the author may also assist the author in improving the paper.


Any selected referee who feels unqualified to review the research reported in a manuscript or knows that its prompt review will be impossible should notify the editor and excuse himself from the review process.


Any manuscripts received for review must be treated as confidential documents. They must not be shown to or discussed with others except as authorized by the editor.

Standards of Objectivity

Reviews should be conducted objectively. Personal criticism of the author is inappropriate. Referees should express their views clearly with supporting arguments.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Reviewers should identify relevant published work that has not been cited by the authors. Any statement that an observation, derivation, or argument had been previously reported should be accompanied by the relevant citation. A reviewer should also call to the editor's attention any substantial similarity or overlap between the manuscript under consideration and any other published paper of which they have personal knowledge.

Disclosure and Conflict of Interest

Privileged information or ideas obtained through peer review must be kept confidential and not used for personal advantage. Reviewers should not consider manuscripts in which they have conflicts of interest resulting from competitive, collaborative, or other relationships or connections with any of the authors, companies, or institutions connected to the papers.

Duties of Authors

Reporting standards

Authors of reports of original research should present an accurate account of the work performed as well as an objective discussion of its significance. Underlying data should be represented accurately in the paper. A paper should contain sufficient detail and references to permit others to replicate the work. Fraudulent or knowingly inaccurate statements constitute unethical behaviour and are unacceptable.

Data Access and Retention

Authors are asked to provide the raw data in connection with a paper for editorial review, and should be prepared to provide public access to such data (consistent with the ALPSP-STM Statement on Data and Databases), if practicable, and should in any event be prepared to retain such data for a reasonable time after publication.

Originality and Plagiarism

The authors should ensure that they have written entirely original works, and if the authors have used the work and/or words of others that this has been appropriately cited or quoted.

Multiple, Redundant or Concurrent Publication

An author should not in general publish manuscripts describing essentially the same research in more than one journal or primary publication. Submitting the same manuscript to more than one journal concurrently constitutes unethical publishing behaviour and is unacceptable.

Acknowledgement of Sources

Proper acknowledgment of the work of others must always be given. Authors should cite publications that have been influential in determining the nature of the reported work.

Authorship of the Paper

Authorship should be limited to those who have made a significant contribution to the conception, design, execution, or interpretation of the reported study. All those who have made significant contributions should be listed as co-authors. Where there are others who have participated in certain substantive aspects of the research project, they should be acknowledged or listed as contributors. The corresponding author should ensure that all appropriate co-authors and no inappropriate co-authors are included on the paper, and that all co-authors have seen and approved the final version of the paper and have agreed to its submission for publication.

Hazards and Human or Animal Subjects

If the work involves chemicals, procedures or equipment that have any unusual hazards inherent in their use, the author must clearly identify these in the manuscript.

Disclosure and Conflicts of Interest

All authors should disclose in their manuscript any financial or other substantive conflict of interest that might be construed to influence the results or interpretation of their manuscript. All sources of financial support for the project should be disclosed.

Fundamental errors in published works

When an author discovers a significant error or inaccuracy in his/her own published work, it is the author’s obligation to promptly notify the journal editor or publisher and cooperate with the editor to retract or correct the paper.


Publication Frequency

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is published by Universitas Papua (UNIPA) twice a year, June and December.



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Screening for Plagiarism Policy

Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) has a policy of screening for plagiarism. We use Anti-Plagiarism Software "PlagiarismCheckerX" to check the authenticity article and Grammarly to check the english.


Author Guidelines

Penulis mengirimkan naskah secara online dengan terlebih dahulu melakukan registrasi sebagai author ke laman http://jurnal.unipa.ac.id/index.php/kpej/index

Setiap artikel yang dikirimkan, penulis diwajibkan mengikuti syarat dan ketentuan sesuai dengan template penulisan Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ).

Petunjuk untuk Penulis Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ)

  1. Naskah yang diajukan oleh penulis merupakan karya ilmiah orisinal, belum pernah diterbitkan, dan tidak sedang diajukan untuk diterbitkan di tempat/media/jurnal lain.
  2. Naskah yang diajukan dapat berupa hasil penelitian, gagasan konseptual, kajian, aplikasi teori, dan kritik dalam bidang pendidikan fisika.
  3. Naskah dapat ditulis dalam bahasa Indonesia atau bahasa Inggris.
  4. Naskah ditulis dengan huruf Times New Roman ukuran 12 dengan spasi tunggal dan format satu kolom. Naskah diawali dengan abstrak maksimal 150 kata dalam bahasa Indonesia dan Inggris.
  5. Judul, abstrak, dan kata-kata kunci ditulis dalam bahasa Indonesia dan bahasa Inggris. Abstrak hendaknya secara jelas memuat latar belakang masalah, tujuan, metode, hasil dan simpulan penelitian.
  6. Nama penulis ditulis tanpa gelar akademik.
  7. Naskah disusun dalam enam subjudul dengan urutan sebagai berikut: (a) Pendahuluan: memuat identifikasi masalah, tinjauan pustaka, tujuan penelitian, (b) Landasan Teori (Jika diperlukan), (c) Metode Penelitian: Bagian ini menguraikan jenis penelitian, variable/deskripsi fokus penelitian, tempat, populasi dan sampel/informan, bahan dan alat utama, teknik pengumpulan data, dan teknik analsis data, (d) Hasil dan Pembahasan: Pada hasil dan pembahasan dapat disajikan dengan tabel atau grafik, untuk memperjelas hasil secara verbal. Hasil dan pembahasan merupakan bagian terpenting dari keseluruhan isi artikel ilmiah. Tujuan pembahasan adalah menjawab masalah penelitian, menafsirkan temuan-temuan, mengintegrasikan temuan dari penelitian ke dalam kumpulan pengetahuan yang telah ada dan menyusun teori baru atau memodifikasi teori yang sudah ada. Bagian pembahasan memaparkan hasil penemuan secara logis dan sangat disarankan mengaitkan dengan sumber rujukan yang relevan, (e) Simpulan dan Saran: Simpulan berisi rangkuman singkat atas hasil penelitian dan pembahasan. Simpulan adalah temuan penelitian yang berupa jawaban atas pertanyaan peneitian atau tujuan penelitian. Hasil penelitian memberikan saran/kontribusi terhadap aplikasi dan/atau pengembangan ilmu. (f) daftar pustaka: Daftar pustaka disusun secara alfabetis mengacu pada APA Style of Citation dan
  8. Daftar pustaka terdiri dari minimal 15 sumber dari 10 tahun terakhir dan sekurang-kurangnya 3 sumber berasal dari Jurnal KPEJ (kecuali pada vol. 1 No. 1) serta tidak disarankan merujuk dari blogspot atau website pribadi yang tidak jelas penulis dan sumbernya.



The papers published in the Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) will be consider to retract in the publication if:

  1. They have clear evidence that the findings are unreliable, either as a result of misconduct (e.g. data fabri-cation) or honest error (e.g. miscalculation or experimental error).
  2. The findings have previously been published elsewhere without proper crossreferencing and permission orjustification (i.e. cases of redundant publication).
  3. It constitutes plagiarism.
  4. It reports unethical research.

The mechanism of retraction follow the Retraction Guidelines of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) which can be accessed at https://publicationethics.org.


Licensing (Creative Commons) and Archiving

This journal allow reuse and remixing of its content, in accordance with a CC BY. This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. Furthermore, Kasuari: Physics Education Journal (KPEJ) is archieved in LOCKSS.